Antares Announces Auto-Tune 5

Scotts Valley, CA (October 17, 2006)--Antares Audio Technologies has announced the impending release of Auto-Tune 5. Like previous versions of Auto-Tune, Auto-Tune 5 provides the ability to correct the pitch of a voice or solo instrument in real time, without distortion or artifacts. Auto-Tune 5 includes an Automatic Mode for real-time pitch correction as well as a Graphical Mode that displays the pitch envelope of the audio to be corrected along with a selection of graphical tools that allow precise manipulation of the performance's pitch.
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Scotts Valley, CA (October 17, 2006)--Antares Audio Technologies has announced the impending release of Auto-Tune 5. Like previous versions of Auto-Tune, Auto-Tune 5 provides the ability to correct the pitch of a voice or solo instrument in real time, without distortion or artifacts. Auto-Tune 5 includes an Automatic Mode for real-time pitch correction as well as a Graphical Mode that displays the pitch envelope of the audio to be corrected along with a selection of graphical tools that allow precise manipulation of the performance's pitch.

Auto-Tune 5 in automatic modeAuto-Tune 5 will available in early November for TDM (Mac OSX and PC), RTAS (Mac OSX and PC), VST (Mac OSX and PC) and Audio Units (Mac OS X) at a U.S. MSRP of $399 for the Native versions and $649 for TDM versions. All Macintosh versions are universal binaries.

Upgrades to Auto-Tune 5 will be available for purchase and download by current registered Auto-Tune owners. Anyone who has purchases and registers a copy of Auto Tune 4 after September 15, 2006 will be entitled to a free upgrade to Auto-Tune 5.

Auto-Tune 5 adds significant new features as well as a new user interface. Key new features of Auto-Tune 5 include:

-Improved pitch detection algorithm: While Auto Tune's patented pitch detection technology has always provided unmatched speed and accuracy, Auto-Tune 5 introduces improvements in performance with marginal quality (noisy, poorly isolated, etc.) audio.

-A "sleek" new interface: As Auto-Tune's features have proliferated from version to version, Antares has continually focused on maintaining its ease of use. With Auto-Tune 5, they have undertaken a complete graphic redesign. The result is both easy on the eyes and logically groups related controls for intuitive functionality.

-Consolidated Pitch Tracking control: The previously separate Automatic and Graphical Mode Tracking controls have been consolidated into a single control and relocated to the Options dialog for set-it-and-forget-it simplicity.

Auto-Tune 5 in graphical mode-Humanize function: For those concerned about pitch correction that is "too perfect," the Humanize function allows one to set a fast retune speed for short notes, while still allowing natural variation in held notes, for results that are even more natural and realistic.

-Realtime natural vibrato adjustment: The new realtime Natural Vibrato function allows one to modify (either increasing or decreasing) the depth of any vibrato that is present in the original performance.

-Larger Pitch Edit Display: The Pitch Edit Display is now bigger. Lots bigger.

-Sync to host transport (host dependent): For hosts that provide valid time information, Auto-Tune 5 will now maintain sync with the host program. Once one has tracked audio and created correction curves, one can move around in the track at will. No more having to always start playback at exactly the same location.

-Selectable Clock Source: For hosts that do not provide valid time information, Auto-Tune 5's clock display and selection functions allows the use of an internal time reference for Auto-Tune 4 style operation.

-Realtime pitch tracking display: During the Track Pitch process, the
graphic representation of the pitch and envelope will be displayed in
realtime as the audio plays.

-Full-time correction mode (host dependent): Whenever Auto-Tune 5 is not specifically tracking audio, Auto-Tune 5 will be operating in correction mode. There is no longer any need to press a "Correct Pitch" button.

"With Auto-Tune 5, we've focused on two key areas," said Marco Alpert, Antares VP of marketing. "The first is providing tools for even more natural pitch correction. Certainly the most dramatic is the new Humanize function that produces the kind of results in Automatic Mode that would have previously required Graphical Mode. The second area of focus is enhanced productivity and ease of workflow. In addition to the redesigned interface, the much larger Pitch Graph display, combined with refined tool behaviors and the ability to sync to the host transport make editing and navigation in large files quick, easy and efficient."

For more information on Auto-Tune 5 and a complete list of this version's new features, check out the Antares web site: www.antarestech.com.